From Our Home To Yours
Hello! My name is Laura and this is my family. We have been breeding Cockapoos for over 5 years now and we love it more and more with each litter. We live in the middle of a beautiful 90+ acre farm in New Jersey, located just west of NYC and next to the Delaware Water Gap. We currently have just two pups in our home, Stasia and Såfina. The rest are loved and pampered in their guardian homes, an extension of our family. Our guardian homes are all close friends and family. All puppies are raised in our home or in our trusted guardian homes and are given much love and affection from the day they are born. We follow the Puppy Culture program for all of our babies. Our dogs are never placed in kennels and are each a part of our family. Our endeavor in breeding these beautiful multi generational cockapoos is to spread joy to other families by raising beautiful, happy hypoallergenic fur babies.
One thing we love here is forming friendships with our buyers so that they know and trust us and we know and trust that our puppies are going to a good home. We send lots of pictures to our buyers from the day their newest family member is born! We like to affectionately refer to your purchase of one of our puppies an “open adoption” and truly love when our families return the favor and continue to share photos back with us through the years. In 2019 we had our first ever CutiePoo family reunion and we all loved it so much, we hope to continue this new tradition for years to come. It is important to us that your family know, that we are a breeder who will continue to be available as a resource for your family.
What we offer our buyers/ The Stasia’s Cutiepoos experience
After filling out the application on the Questions We Have for You page, we will schedule a phone interview to get to know each other better and go over any questions you may have for me. If we both agree that one of our pups would be a good fit for you, you would then make the initial deposit to put your name on the waiting list of $250. Once the pups are born and we can confirm we have a pup for you from that litter, the 2nd $250 of the deposit is due for a total of $500 toward the purchase price. For the next 6 weeks you will be getting weekly emails from me with individual photos of the puppies and weekly tips and tricks for feeding, grooming and training your pup! This is a very exciting time for our buyers and we very much look forward to sharing all the special moments with our forever families. After 6 weeks we have pups go to the vet and get their first round of vaccines and each a health certificate. Once this is completed we welcome our buyers into our home for Puppy Selection! This typically takes place over the weekend following their 6th week birthday. Once you have selected your pup I will send you a copy of your 1 year health guarantee, at this time the final balance is due.
Behind the scenes…
The number 1 question I get asked is, “Do you dock tails?”. No. We leave our pups the way God made them. We do not remove dewclaws or dock tails. At 3 weeks old I begin pellet training our pups, this is laying the foundation for ease in house breaking your pup when you bring him home. At 4 weeks old I begin adding space to their pen and put a small puppy crate in with them as a soft place to lay and snuggle, the door is always kept open. We begin crate training at 6 weeks old by closing the crates with 2 or more pups in a crate at a time for an hour or two. Conditioning them to not fear their crate. By 7 weeks they each have their own crates and I begin crating them for part of the night. They now also go outside every 3-4 hours to go potty during the day.
Each pup leaves us with their own crate, a blanket and toy that they have slept on for weeks and also some samples of Nuvet. Nuvet is an amazing vitamin we begin giving the pups at 4 weeks old.
Payments and Purchasing Your Puppy
Payments are to be made in 3 increments.
Waitlist Deposit: A none refundable deposit of $250 is required to be placed on our waiting list. This will be applied to the total purchase price of your puppy. Deposits ARE transferable to another litter. No monies will be refunded under any conditions. A deposit holds all sales of your puppy.
Litter Deposit: Once a litter is born we notify the appropriate amount of people on the waiting list going in order of who has been waiting the longest. At this point you can choose to be committed to that litter or pass and wait for a future litter if the timing is not right for you. If the timing is right and you want one of those pups, the 2nd half of the deposit is due of $250. You have 48 hours to respond to our text/ email and make the 2nd deposit before we move on to the next person waiting for a pup.
Final Puppy Payment: The remaining balance of $3500+ tax is due when your puppy is 6 weeks old, unless you prefer to bring cash at pick up.
*Please note* Stasias CutiePoos reserves the right to have first and/or second pick from all litters.
Scheduled visits from our buyers are welcomed. However, please understand that young puppies are susceptible to illness and the health of our dogs is our top priority. Because of this, we do not allow visits until after the pups are 6 weeks old and have had their first vaccinations. Upon entering the house, you will be asked to remove your shoes and wash your hands. This may seem excessive, but illnesses like parvo can be deadly to our puppies and, with so many families wanting to visit, we must take precautions. We also ask that you not visit other breeders/pet stores/ dog parks/sick friends etc. before coming to our home. Please reschedule if you, or someone traveling with you, is not feeling well. Human ailments, such as strep, can be passed on to dogs. We must put the safety of our puppies first and foremost.
If you are too far to travel for a visit, rest assured, we will send you MANY pictures, videos and updates on the puppy you choose so that you may get to see and know all about him or her.
Are You A Good Match?
Of course your puppy will experience some stress and emotional upheaval having just left his family. Please be sensitive to this. Your baby will need some time, comfort and patient reassurance during this adjustment. You may find that your puppy sleeps better in his crate, next to your bed, where he can see and hear you those first few nights. You will also find that he needs more of your time and attention. Cockapoos are not a breed to be left alone all day, particularly when they are puppies. They are family dogs and they require family time.
As our puppies depend on us to find good matches for them in regards to their new families, we allow 1 week in your home for you to find if your puppy is a good fit for you and your family. You may return your puppy within 7 days. However, upon returning, you will forfeit 50% of your total purchase price. Please review our Terms of Sale and Health Guarantee BEFORE sending your deposit or full payment.
If you cannot keep your puppy at any time thereafter, he or she is welcome back in our home. There is no reason, or excuse, for one of our precious pups to ever end up in a shelter! However, there is no refund for return after the first week. Please contact us if you cannot keep your puppy.